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The Mask We Choose

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The Mask We Choose

Page unwritten  hand never to be 
Outcasts sitting at center stage.
When you never showed love.
It's no need to question why no one ever stayed.

And you never wondred and new better
to ask.
Cause people grew tired of the game.
And you of the mask.

Deep emotin with which like
overgrown children we play.
Gone in a second.
Was it love or just another day.

Torn sails endless flow.
Blocks and miles.citys and backroads.
Like any flock we scatter.
Only to lose track the futher we go.

Dellusion speaks well amongnst friends.
You see it's the last farewell.
But with truth in are thoughts 
everyone pretends.

Are you okay everyone does ask.
You give a expected reply.
And slip into oblivian slowley
fading behind your mask.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 11:38:00 AM
    I LOVE this John. Brilliant, really.

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 4:03:00 PM
    Playing luv games .. we all have worn those masks..friends as well as lovers.. a wonderful write John.. so enjoyed the way u set your verses to read.. almost like prose poetry.. I just posted my newest poem and I labeled it under prose poetry... appreciate your encouraging comments on my poetry tonight... hope u have entered the many contests posted also..luv.. "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup...Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/19/2010 11:33:00 AM
    beautiful. just absoultly stunning. i truly dont know what to say. <3 xoxo Rain. p.s. do you still have that poem you and i were working on? if so send it to my like to try to work on it again.

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 6:35:00 PM
    Interesting write. I am sure many people do wear masks. Perhaps mostly caused by fears. Fear of loving and/or fear of being rejected, or not loved. Thought provoking write, John. A few typos here and there, but an interesting content. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on mine. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 1:57:00 PM
    People who hide behind masks and fail to show love are some of the loneliest folks in the world. "Fading behind your mask" is a very poignant way to describe their loss of affection, John. Very insightful write! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 9:26:00 AM
    I especially like the first stanza last two lines. Love is the key and some people have a lot of work to be able to love. Keep the creative pen flowing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 8:17:00 AM
    intricate poem